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Texas police officer fatally shot at his home

The incident follows recent police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

2 teens killed, at least 17 wounded in Fla. shooting

A 14-year-old and an 18-year-old were shot to death during a teen party hosted by a Fort Myers nightclub.

Clinton, Kaine don’t plan to match Trump’s name-calling

Hillary Clinton and her new running mate said they won’t use the kind of insults that Donald Trump has used during his campaign.

Liberal dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton lingers on eve of convention

The vast disagreements within the Democratic coalition have been largely underplayed this year.

Going to extremes

Monday: Big heat, heavy rain; high 93-98, low 71-76

Lifeguard claims NY state used Speedo to discriminate

“It was such a blatant attempt to get at older guys,” said the 50-year lifeguard veteran who filed the age discrimination lawsuit.

Donald Trump says French visitors should face more screening

The candidate said the action is needed to deter attacks by people coming from countries “compromised by terrorism.”

Dismayed by Trump, Bloomberg will endorse Clinton

The former New York mayor will announce his support in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention.

Death of Pa. child in hot car called accident

Authorities say negligence may have been involved in the death of a 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was left in a car for hours on a hot day.

1,600 Calif. homes at risk from wildfires

Flames churned through tinder-dry canyons north of Los Angeles, where authorities found a burned body.

Complex jobs, social ties help ward off Alzheimer’s, study finds

Ccomplex work and social engagement help counteract the effects of unhealthy diet and cerebrovascular disease.

Baton Rouge to continue to mourn officers slain in ambush

All 1,500 seats were filled in Istrouma Baptist Church Saturday, where a public funeral was held for Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola.

Trump: France, others hit by terror may face more screening

Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the “extreme vetting.”

Democrats vote to bind most superdelegates to state primary results

The party’s rules committee approved a measure that would dramatically limit the role of ‘‘superdelegates.”

Shooting at Texas apartment complex leaves 4 dead

A gunmanwho opened fire on Saturday evening in Bastrop, Texas, is also dead, police said.

Four adults found dead after shooting in Texas

Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.

Clinton has trust problem, but convention may be opportunity

Hillary Clinton must strive at her convention to win over middle-of-the-road voters from Ohio to Florida.

Clinton says running mate Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn’t

Hillary Clinton debuted the US senator from Virginia as her ticket partner during a boisterous rally in Miami.

Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Majorities favor nationwide bans on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.

Hillary Clinton’s road to nomination paved with grit

Propelling Clinton was a steely determination that’s been one of her most consistent traits in 25 years of public life.

Kisses, propositions, and fears of reprisal for women at Fox News

Current and former employees described instances of harassment and intimidation that went beyond chairman Roger Ailes

Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

Youth membership is on the verge of stabilizing after a prolonged decline, and corporations have resumed support.

Uncle Sam wants you — Or at least your genetic and lifestyle information

WASHINGTON — Government scientists are seeking 1 million volunteers willing to share the innermost secrets of their genes and daily lives as part of an ambitious 10-year research project to understand the causes and cures of disease.

Across the US, extreme, dangerous heat

Extreme dangerous heat will continue across the eastern two-thirds of the nation Sunday.

E-mails suggest DNC derided the Sanders campaign

Top officials at the Democratic National Committee criticized and mocked Bernie Sanders during the primary campaign.

Tim Kaine: A liberal who rose in a conservative state

Kaine has deftly managed his own rise as a progressive in a bastion of Southern conservatism.

Kaine’s VP pick greeted by blowback from progressive groups

Several organizations sharply questioned Tim Kaine’s liberal bona fides.

For Clinton, Kaine was safe, centrist choice

Hillary Clinton picked Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate.

Amid broad movement against police abuse, some act on the fringe

As demonstrators flooded the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently to protest the police killing of a black man there, about 15 men in black military fatigues broke off on their own. They marched toward the police station, three of them carrying AR-15 rifles.

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as running mate

Hillary Clinton says Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will join her on Democratic ticket as candidate for vice president.

NYC reports 1st Zika-related birth defect case

The infant was born this month to a mother who was infected elsewhere.

Judge says her authority to ease spy’s parole conditions is limited

A judge warned convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard Friday that she had only “limited” authority to help him overcome parole conditions preventing him from taking a financial industry job.

Mom of 3 keeps promise, adopts 6 kids after her friend dies

A Virginia mother of three has made good on a high school friend’s dying wish by adopting her six children.

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Daily print correction for the newspaper.

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump, in the most important speech of his presidential campaign, Thursday night outlined a dark view of the current state of the country, blaming the political class for not standing up for “forgotten” average Americans — and making the case that he alone holds the solution to middle-class ills.

Trump vows to be a voice for ‘forgotten’ Americans

As he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination, Donald Trump promised a safer nation and declared that he alone holds the solution to middle-class ills.

Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised

The moments before the shooting were recorded on cellphone video and show Charles Kinsey lying on the ground with his arms raised.

Inside advice

Friday: Steamy, then stormy; high 93-98, low 71-76


Sanders to address his delegates ahead of Democratic National Convention

The runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination is pledging to be a more unifying force at that party’s convention next week than the runner-up for the Republican nomination has been this week.

Memo details allegations against ex-archbishop of St. Paul

Nearly a dozen people claim he engaged in sexual misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances were rejected.

Rulings may make voter ID laws in presidential race nonfactors

Federal courts have reined in strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle continues to rage over North Carolina’s rules.

N.J. woman, 113, claims title of oldest American

Asked how it feels to be the oldest American, Adele Dunlap said in an interview: ‘‘I don’t feel any different.’’

After Times Square fake bomb scare, officers called heroes

Two officers were hailed for their quick-thinking courage Thursday after the dramatic episode.

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Daily print correction for the newspaper.

Florida mosquitoes being tested for Zika to confirm US bite

A woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite in the continental United States.

Crowd boos as Cruz avoids Trump endorsement

Ted Cruz’s remarks overshadowed vice presidential nominee Mike Pence’s bid to shore up Donald Trump’s conservative support.

Fla. police shoot unarmed black man lying in street

Police were responding to reports of a man threatening to shoot himself when they found a caretaker who was trying to help his autistic patient.

The parties around the Grand Old Party

The convention in Cleveland is all about politicking, and of course, partying.

Melania Trump’s Speechwriter Takes Responsibility for Lifted Remarks

CLEVELAND — A longtime employee of the Trump Organization took responsibility for lifting two passages, from a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama for Melania Trump’s Monday address at the Republican National Convention, saying that it was an innocent mistake.

Prisoner who published ‘Guantanamo Diary’ to be set free

A former Al Qaeda militant who gained fame with the publication of a diary about life at Guantanamo has been approved for release from the detention center.